luck


luck
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. chance, [good] fortune.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Good fortune]
Syn. good luck, prosperity, weal, wealth, favorable issue, fluke, master stroke, run of luck, piece of luck, streak of luck, windfall, advantage, profit, triumph, victory, kismet, karma, win, health, friends, happiness, blessings, godsend, opportunity, low probability, lucky break, occasion, turn of the wheel of fortune, break*, walkover*, the breaks*, smiles of fortune*; see also success 2 .
Ant. failure*, ill-fortune, bad luck.
2. [Chance]
Syn. unforeseen occurrence, fluke, fate; see accident 2 , chance 1 .
crowd ( or [m1]push) one's luck*,
Syn. gamble, take risks, chance; see risk .
down on one's luck*,
Syn. in misfortune, unlucky, discouraged; see unfortunate 2 .
in luck,
Syn. lucky, successful, prosperous; see fortunate 1 .
out of luck,
Syn. unlucky, in misfortune, in trouble; see unfortunate 2 .
try one's luck,
Syn. attempt, risk, endeavor; see try 1 .
worse luck,
Syn. unhappily, unluckily, unfavorably; see unfortunately 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. fortune fate, chance, lot, destiny, wheel of fortune, fortuity, happenstance, *fickle finger of fate, *toss of the dice, providence, kismet.
2. good fortune *break, success, windfall, godsend, opportunity, serendipity, fluke. ''An explanation of the other fellow's success.''—Harry Thompson.
ANT.: 2. misfortune, bad break
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality shared by random, unintended, or unpredictable events or this quality regarded as the cause of such events: chance, fortuitousness, fortuity, fortune, hap, hazard. See CERTAIN. 2. Success attained as a result of chance: fortunateness, fortune, luckiness. Idiom: good fortune (or luck). See LUCK.

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